Nitro Rustler TRX2.5 RTR TQi TSM


Nitro Rustler® - Now with TSM & Blue/Silver Graphics

NEW Traxxas Stability Management™


Amazing low-profile body and ProGraphix® paint scheme

Bolt-on rear wing with aluminum hardware

Alias 2.8" tires with foam inserts pre-glued on mirror-chrome Twin-Spoke™ wheels

TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine

TQi 2.4GHz Radio System

2-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger

Hard-Charging 80+kmh Performance

The Nitro Rustler is the first name in high performance 2WD nitro stadium trucks. Powered by the proven performance of the TRX 2.5 Racing Engine, Nitro Rustler totally out-muscles the competition with top speeds beyond 80 kmh! The TRX 2.5 also pumps out the torque for brutal, wheel-standing launches and absolutely ruthless acceleration. The sleek body design cheats the wind with its smooth curves and low-slung stance, while the outrageous graphics dominate with style. The separate wing securely bolts to the body with precise aluminum hex hardware. Chrome 2.8 Twin Spoke™ rims are wrapped with pre-glued Alias™ step-pin tires in the rear and Alias™ ribbed tires up front. The high-tech rubber compound ensures great grip on a variety of surfaces. Grey-molded composite parts are thoughtfully integrated to enhance the look of the chassis. Fast, light, and loaded with power, Nitro Rustler's power-sliding, dirt roosting attitude will have you reaching for the throttle again and again.

The Most Horsepower

"Best Nitro Engine" – RC Car Action Magazine Readers' Choice Award

Where Power Meets Technology® Nitro Rustler's TRX 2.5 Racing Engine is nothing short of amazing. It is the most advanced engine in its class and comes loaded with all the hottest performance hardware. The two-needle composite slide carburetor, trick porting, and free-flowing rear exhaust deliver class-leading horsepower and high-revving speeds over 50mph. Plus only Traxxas has the true push-button starting convenience and safety of the EZ-Start® Electric Starting System. Traxxas makes nitro easy so that anyone can experience the hard-charging action and intense driving excitement Nitro Rustler delivers. Hammer the throttle anywhere in the power band and Nitro Rustler responds with searing acceleration and the sound of pure, high-revving nitro power.

Accelerate Faster/Corner Faster/Brake Harder/Stay in Control

Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) allows you to experience all the extreme power, speed, and acceleration that was engineered into your Nitro Rustler making it much easier to control on common slippery surfaces such as loose dirt, smooth concrete, and even ice and snow. Punch it off the line and TSM goes to work sensing the vehicle’s direction and making steering corrections to provide straight-ahead full-throttle acceleration without fishtailing, spinouts, and loss of control. TSM also works during cornering, first making intuitive corrections to maintain your line, and then allowing you to hammer the throttle earlier in the turn for much faster exit speeds. Braking is dramatically improved as TSM works to keep you arrow straight until you come to a complete stop.


Nitro Rustler comes as a complete package with professional factory assembly; installed high-power pistol grip radio system. Plus, Nitro Rustler is backed by a team of R/C pros who aim to provide the highest level of factory support possible. We're with you every step of the way to answer questions and help you get the most from your Nitro Rustler. Toll-free* support is available via telephone, e-mail, or online. The TRX 2.5 Engine is backed by the Traxxas Power Up Plan that makes it simple and affordable to upgrade to a brand-new engine and even more power down the road. As with any Traxxas model, Nitro Rustler is about experiencing total performance and satisfaction, not just in the truck, but also with the company that stands behind it.


Length: 438 mm

Front Track: 318 mm

Rear Track: 314 mm

Weight (no fuel): 2 kg

Height (overall): 152 mm

Wheelbase: 287 mm

Front Shock Length­: Long

Rear Shock Length: XXLong

Wheel Diameter: 72.4 mm

Tires­ Diameter: 105 mm

Front Tires: Alias™ Ribbed 2.8"

Rear Tires: Alias™ Step-Pin 2.8"

Front Wheels­: 2.8" Twin-Spoke™ Chrome­

Rear Wheels­: 2.8" Twin-Spoke™ Chrome­

Gear Ratio (internal): 2.81

Differential Type: Planetary Gear

Gear Pitch: 32P

Transmission: Nitro Magnum 281™

Drive System: Shaft-Driven 2WD

Driveshafts: Keyed Telescoping U-Joint

Steering: Bellcrank

Chassis Type: Double-decked

Chassis Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum

Radio System: Traxxas TQi™ 2.4GHz (2-Channel) with TSM

Engine (fuel-powered): TRX® 2.5 Racing Engine with EZ-Start

Brake Type: Disc

Fuel Tank Capacity: 75 cc

Top Speed: 80+kmh

Included Accessories: 6-Cell EZ-Start battery, 2amp Peak Detecting Fast Charger, 500cc Fuel Bottle, spare Glow Plug, extra Air Filter Element and Precision Tool Set